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Poster: pozar Date: Aug 1, 2003 4:13am
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: can I connect to San Bruno from Bernal Heights?

Depending where you are you may or may not be able to see the AP on Mount San Bruno. The AP is located on the north-west side of the mountain. It should cover most of the southern half of San Francisco, most of Colma and Daly City. Can you find where you are on the coverage map for the SB AP that I posted to this forum eariler? If so, does it indicated you should be covered?

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Poster: Dave Marandino Date: Aug 1, 2003 4:19am
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: can I connect to San Bruno from Bernal Heights?

I have checked that coverage map, I am in the covered zone from what I can tell. Here is a map of where I am in relation to SB:

http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?Ds=n&uz=94110&BFClient=&BFKey=&poi=&poititle=&BFCat=&Pyt=Tmap&ed=4O0ChOp_0Trx1MPLTdNN.agB0TokeXKPvXE5iQ5J.xfdPQZUt58nGk5en1T2.ZRLkUB.k8bHItf9k0sk9gL9pjAdkohmcf1zzuUhDb7Vepdy6rxO&csz=San+Francisco%2C+CA+94110-5603&country=us&mag=8&cs=9&map.x=200&map.y=125

From what you've said, I think I should go ahead and keep trying. I have a DirectTV dish I can adapt to use for this application, maybe that will work.

Thanks,

-dave

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Poster: pozar Date: Aug 1, 2003 4:18am
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: can I connect to San Bruno from Bernal Heights?

BTW... You can see the coverage maps at:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=7208

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Poster: Drew @ alamedawireless.org Date: Aug 20, 2003 3:24pm
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: can I connect to San Bruno from Bernal Heights?

From an AlamedaWireless member's rooftop we couldn't pick up san bruno either, but should be in the -75/-80 range. We were using a 100mW card and a 24dBi and were able to pick up many SF nodes, including SFLAN nodes, but no luck with BARWN. Seems odd, is there an obstruction on the tower?

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Poster: Dave Marandino Date: Aug 1, 2003 4:24am
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: can I connect to San Bruno from Bernal Heights?

According the the coverage map, I am in a zone rated at -55 to -60. Would a 3.5in diameter wave-guide antenna be sufficient from 3.5 miles away, w/ great LoS? If not, would an 18in dish work?

Thanks for the feedback.

-dave

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Poster: pozar Date: Aug 1, 2003 4:28am
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: can I connect to San Bruno from Bernal Heights?

It should work. I just tried to log into the Bruno site and it seems to be down. My network monitoring software didn't alert me to this fact. It looks like it has been down since Sunday, 27 July 2003 at 13:40. Sigh. Time to make a trip to Bruno.

Tim

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Poster: pozar Date: Aug 1, 2003 4:32am
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: can I connect to San Bruno from Bernal Heights?

Shoot... I see what happened. We changed our SSID's at IA/UL and it wasn't updated on Bruno. Curse the person doing the work... Easy fix. Should be today or tomorrow.

Tim

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Poster: Dave Marandino Date: Aug 1, 2003 4:36am
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: can I connect to San Bruno from Bernal Heights?

ah well I will wait until tomorrow and give it a try.

Thanks for checking it out.

-dave